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Operations back to normal at Billy Bishop airport after watermain break

Last Updated Sep 20, 2018 at 5:06 pm EST

Water from a watermain break floods the area around the mainland building for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on Sept. 20, 2018. CITYNEWS/Josef Fazio

Operations at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport are back to normal after a watermain break caused problems at the mainland terminal.

The rupture, which happened before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, led to flooding and limited access to the building.

The building’s water supply was cut off, which meant the washrooms could not be used. Portable toilets and water were brought in.

City of Toronto crews shut off the valves to the affected watermain and the flooding eventually receded.

PortsToronto said the passenger pickup and drop-off area has reopened and operations are back to normal.

Flights and island operations were not affected, and passengers could still use the tunnel and ferry.

A disabled Billy Bishop airport passenger bus is towed after it got caught in flooding due to a watermain break in Toronto on Sept. 20, 2018. CITYNEWS/Josef Fazio
A disabled Billy Bishop airport passenger bus is towed after it got caught in flooding due to a watermain break in Toronto on Sept. 20, 2018. CITYNEWS/Josef Fazio
Water floods the street near Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport's mainland building after a watermain break on Sept. 20, 2018. CITYNEWS/Josef Fazio
Water floods the street near Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport’s mainland building after a watermain break on Sept. 20, 2018. CITYNEWS/Josef Fazio